The good news is GOD LOVES YOU! You are an exquisite painting God created stoke by stroke, adding all of the subtle nuisances that make you unique and precious. What seems like a shut door, an injustice, or betrayal is God’s way of protecting you from more of the same. If you choose to go down that road again, it will result in tears, heartache and pain. Yes, God is protecting you from all of this and while you may have temporary pain, it’s better than being permanently scarred with a wound that won’t heal.
Also, please rid your mind of the nagging “what if’s”. You may never know the “what if’s” of the future, but if that person has repeatedly lied, cheated and hurt you over and over, chances are the future will be more of the same. You are beautiful inside and out, with a loving spirit and gentle heart. God knows this and he’s protecting you from your bad decisions, “maybe this time…”, “by now they should have it together”, “this time I know it’ll be different”, etc. While some people do change, if they have made the same mistakes, year after year, chances are they won’t. And you can’t move on with “what if” looming in your thoughts.
Maya Angelo once said “If somebody shows you who they are, believe them”. Our problem is we don’t want to. We put on our Rose colored glasses and see what we want to see and make excuses to ourselves and others, for why the person did X,Y and Z. If the writing is on the wall, read it and heed it.
Leaving the Past
It’s time to leave the past behind, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring up. Shall you not know it?” Isaiah 43:19. If you’re doing everything you can to hold onto the past, it’s doubtful that you will ever know what the new thing is. This is your new beginning. Leave the past in the past, along with all of your hurts, anger and emotional wounds. God has something much better for you. Let me say that again, God has something much better for you.
Yes, it may mean being alone for a while, but God has to cut those emotional ties and heal your wounds, else you will always keep that door to your past cracked. Please close that door and ask God to remove any and all reminents of those feelings you have for him/her. God wants that door shut, closed, and sealed. Then, He has to build you up and prepare you for that special someone He may have for you. Don’t throw your future away, because you are still chained to the past. Be done with it once and for all.
Remember, you are beautiful, inside and out. Don’t let someone who dosen’t appreciate you and know your worth keep you down. Lift up your head and wear your crown proudly. After all, you are a Prince/Princess of the king, made in His image. Who would want to mar such a stunning being as you? Only one who doesn’t deserve you!